Hagerstown Historic Houses of Worship Tour

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Hagerstown Historic Houses of Worship Tour

December 26 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Heaven’s Gate
(Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown)
by Terry Brown

3:00-7:00 p.m.

(Snow date December 27).

This annual event is FREE and open to the public.

A wonderful opportunity to see the interiors of historic downtown Hagerstown houses of worship.  Learn about the architecture and ecumenical heritage from docents and guides.  Music, refreshments and local art will be featured at some locations.

This is a self-guided walking/driving tour and can be started and ended at the house of worship of your choice.  Parking is available at individual houses of worship in their lots and/or along the nearby streets as permitted.

The  Holiday Tour photo contest will take place with a $200 prize for best original photograph and $50 for the runner-up. Anyone may submit a photo taken during the 2023 tour for a chance to win.  Tour organizers are seeking pictures highlighting the beauty and architecture of the houses of worship. The winning original photograph will be commissioned by the tour organizers and will be used to create posters and promotional materials for the 2024 Tour.  Deadline for submissions and  more information about submitting your entry will be posted closer to the event.

2023 Brochure and promotional flyer available by November

Note:  The brochure is sized for 15 x 12 paper to be folded as a pocket brochure. However, it can be printed on 11 x 17 paper with good results.  Participating houses of worship will have a limited number of pre-printed, pre-folded glossy brochures to distribute.

Participating houses of worship: To be announced by October


This year’s tour is made possible through the generous support of:  Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (Visit Hagerstown),  the City of Hagerstown, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, and Trinity Lutheran Church.

Questions regarding the tour can be directed to the Hagerstown Area Religious Council at 301-842-4272 or, this year’s tour organizer Pat Kelley at, or Tiffany Ahalt, Visit Hagerstown at or 301-991-2863.


December 26
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service

November 19 @ 4:00 pm

Please join us for this unique and uplifting interfaith service. We invite all members of the community to come together in giving thanks! You are invited to stay for a reception following the service.

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